Incheon United coach Cho Seong-hwan expressed his desire to make Sungui, the home stadium, the ‘grave of the away team’.
On the 19th, Incheon held a launch ceremony for the 2023 season at the Songdo Global Campus Auditorium in Incheon. Incheon CEO Jeon Jeon-soo, coach Cho Seong-hwan, and all members of the club, including players, gathered. About 1,800 fans attended the start of the season.
Manager Cho Seong-hwan, who appeared in front of the fans, said, “We finished the 2022 season with good results. We are very happy to start the 2023 season with our fans. As fans and media have high expectations for this season, I will show my actions on the pitch rather than words,” he said.
Incheon is a team with a passionate fandom. Even when the desired results did not come out, Incheon fans always supported the team. Players from other teams are also overwhelmed by the support of the fans gathered at the Incheon Soccer Stadium.
However, if you look at the K-League 1 as a whole, the number of spectators in Incheon is not so large. Incheon recorded an average attendance of 5,261 last year, ranking 6th out of 12 K-League 1 teams. FC Seoul (8,786), Ulsan Hyundai (8,743), and Daegu FC (6,411) are the top three.
Coach Cho Seong-hwan looks forward to opening an ‘era of 10,000 spectators at home’ beyond the above teams. Coach Cho said, “Looking at the average number of spectators last year, FC Seoul ranked first in the K-League with 8,786. Incheon (average) 5,261 people came, but if you bring one more person this season, an average of 10,000 spectators would be okay. 보증놀이터 The team will do their best to repay with good games and results with a sense of responsibility.”
Jeon Jeon-soo, CEO Jeon Jeon-soo, also said in unison, “When the fans come (to the stadium) with just two people, the Incheon soccer era opens.”
Incheon, which always competed in the relegation zone, ended the season in 4th place in the K-League 1 last year, successfully advancing to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League for the first time in the club’s history. Incheon, which has lifted the tag of ‘remaining king’, now dreams of soaring to a higher place with its 3 million citizens.